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Tootsie Roll

How many licks does it take to get to the centre of the tootsie pop?  Answer at the end of this fact…

Leo Hirshfield was looking around for a name for the new confection he was making from a recipe he’d brought over from Europe in 1896.   123 more words

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Team GB revel in Gold at Rio Olympics 2016

With the 2016 Summer Olympics coming to an end, it is time to tally up all the medals gained and see how everyone did overall. The sixteen day event which ran from August 5th through to August 21st 2016 was the 31st Summer Olympic games. 205 more words


On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 1896: Dial telephone patented.

The Morning Alarm (1896)

This short from Edison Studios emphasizes motion and the excitement of a fire alarm to provide a thrilling “local view.” Shot in Harrisburg, as was “ 278 more words


First Sleigh Ride (1896)

This is another example of an Edison studios location shoot, this time in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The movie emphasizes movement and contrast, as much as its location, to capture the attention of audiences. 246 more words


A Brief Retrospective: The Early 'Documentaries' of the Lumière Brothers

Auguste and Louis Lumière were born in October 19, 1862 and October 5, 1864 respectively in Besançon, France. Louis initially worked in a factory for their father Charles, helping to manufacture photographic plates. 513 more words

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